The School of the Built and Natural Environment, within one of the UK's leading modern universities, has a proven track record in building mutually beneficial partnerships with employers, businesses, organisations and professional bodies.
The School has three academic departments:
Many of our academic staff work closely with business and industry and have experience in practice. They can help your organisation benefit from new skills, knowledge and approaches.
Our students and graduates are highly skilled, motivated and ready to make an impact in the world of work.
As well as outstanding teaching standards we maintain an impressive graduate employability record, despite the difficulties in the current market.
Our Careers and Employment Service can help students prepare for the world of work and help them find their first job.
It has long been established that students gain both academically and personally from a period working in a professional environment as part of their University programme. Experience and feedback has also proven that employers benefit a great deal too from taking a placement student.
Download our Placement Guide for Employers and find out how your business could benefit from employing a placement student.
Are you able to spare some time to share your experience and be a mentor to one of our students?
As a mentor you can:
• Provide support to students during their studies and provide practical solutions to problems
• Help a student to develop their networks and get their first job
• Put something back and enjoy a rewarding experience of volunteering
• Network with others in the industry
If you are interested in becoming a student mentor please contact our Employer Engagement team at the address/phone number to the right of this page.
Working with us
We have a wealth of experience and expertise across the whole of the built and natural environment sectors. We offer a range of services that could benefit your business or organisation.
Download the latest version of our Working with Us brochure
Contact us if you need staff development, professional consultancy, research expertise to help develop new products or ways of working to improve the competitiveness of your business.
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
Through forming a partnership with your organisation we can provide a top quality graduate to transfer university expertise into your business working on a project central to your needs, with senior academic input and supervision. For more information, download our Knowledge Transfer leaflet here.
For projects where you want a new perspective or inject some fresh thinking, working with our students is the ideal choice. We will tailor the entire project around your specific needs, and throughout the process our experienced academic staff guide and advise the students to ensure both the client and students meet their objectives.
For more information please contact our Employer Engagement Manager using the contact details on the right.
Are you interested in sharing your knowledge and helping to shape and influence the graduates of the future by delivering a guest lecture?
Our programmes cover the full range of the built and natural environment sectors. If you would like to volunteer your time and deliver a lecture, please contact our Employer Engagement Manager, Barry Errington at the address on the right.